Counseling Services

Counseling services include individual counseling, group counseling, and crisis assessment and intervention.

  • Individual Sessions - Typically 50 minutes in length. Due to the nature of the setting, services are limited to short-term treatment interventions. This may include referrals to additional services off-campus.
  • Group Sessions - 50 to 120 minutes in length. There is no set limit to the number of group sessions that can be attended by any given client. Learn more >>
  • Walk-in Wednesdays - A 30 minute free, confidential & solution-oriented individual session via telehealth.
  • Crisis Intervention - CAPS staff is available during normal hours of operation to assist in the management of crises occurring on campus.
  • Walk-in Appointments - Available during normal business hours to address critical situations. After office hours, incoming calls will be transferred to voicemail. Residential Life Services, Campus Safety, or other university personnel may contact the Director of CAPS after hours for consultation or for psychological emergency evaluation.
  • Psychotropic Medication Management - Learn more >>
  • Consultation - CAPS provides consultation services to members of the CUI community in order to be an advocate for students on campus, and attempt to identify pertinent issues and potential concerns within the community that may impede student development. Learn more >>
  • Referrals – CAPS staff support our students by offering off-campus referrals and aiding students in utilizing their insurance benefits. Reasons for referral include continuity of care during school breaks and holidays or referral to a therapist who offers a specialty that may benefit the client and level of severity.

Students are eligible for these services until they leave school, either through graduation or any form of withdrawal.

Group Therapy

CAPS offers various groups each semester that focus on topics such as anxiety, life skills, and grief & loss. Groups are typically 50 minutes long and meet once a week. There are many benefits of group therapy as groups provide members an opportunity to learn from others with similar problems. For Fall Semester 2020, we are currently offering a psychoeducation group called Anxiety Toolbox.

Come to the Wellness Center front desk or email us at wellness@cui.edu to find out more information about what groups are currently being offered and to sign up if you are interested in a group.

Psychiatric Services

Over the course of meeting in counseling, a therapist may sometimes find a client could benefit from a medication consultation or evaluation in addition to psychotherapy. Students may then be referred to see the Wellness Center nurse practitioner, CAPS psychiatrist, or to an off-campus provider-based on several factors including but not limited to scheduling and availability, insurance, and appropriate level of care.

We work in partnership with our nurse practitioners and psychiatrist in the Wellness Center in order to provide a high quality of care and best practice in treatment. Thus, students are required to be seeing a CAPS therapist concurrently to receive psychiatric services from CAPS.

If you are interested in finding an off-campus provider, please see the list of psychiatric evaluation referrals.

Consultation

CAPS provides consultation services to members of the CUI community in order to facilitate the missions of the university, Student Affairs, and CAPS. The primary motivating factor for consultation services is the welfare and progress of the CUI student population. Thus, CAPS endeavors in its role as a consultant to be an advocate for students on campus, attempting to identify pertinent issues and potential concerns within the community that may impede student development. Consultation may be initiated by CAPS staff or outside entities. As appropriate, consulting parties may include students (e.g., Associated Student Body); appropriate campus personnel (e.g., faculty, Student Affairs staff, administrative staff); other persons associated with students (e.g., parents, spouses); or other community agencies (e.g., physicians, psychiatrists, other health care professionals).

In cases of one-time client consultation, a therapeutic relationship is not being established and while efforts will be made to maintain privacy, confidentiality is not guaranteed. Consultation services are expected to fall within the appropriate ethical and legal boundaries.

Anxiety Toolbox

A psychoeducation group to learn coping skills to deal with change and stress.
Join us virtually on Tuesdays from 3PM-4PM.
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